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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, that their boards signed a binding deal to merge the two automakers, creating the world’s fourth-largest auto company. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

Jan. 17, 2020 2:35 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France's PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat...

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former chairman who skipped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon, on Friday slammed a gaffe by the Japanese justice minister who said that Ghosn should “prove

Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

Jan. 17, 2020 7:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman. Nissan Motor Co. on Thursday filed a new set of allegations to the Tokyo Stock Exchange against Ghosn, who skipped bail...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, attends a press conference in Tokyo. Hironaka, one of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after Ghosn fled the country. His move, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was widely expected after Ghosn fled to Lebanon late last month. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Ghosn's Japan lawyer quits after client's flight to Lebanon

Jan. 16, 2020 3:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after his client fled the country. Junichiro Hironaka had been representing Ghosn in his defense against financial misconduct charges. His move, announced Thursday, was widely expected after...

China auto sales fall again in 2019 amid trade war

Jan. 13, 2020 6:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell for a second year in 2019 as a trade war with Washington and an economic slowdown depressed consumer confidence and demand for electric vehicles weakened, an industry group reported Monday. The downturn is squeezing global and Chinese automakers that are spending...

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former chairman who skipped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon, on Friday slammed a gaffe by the Japanese justice minister who said that Ghosn should “prove

Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

Jan. 11, 2020 11:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, said his client was questioned an average of seven hours a day without a lawyer present. Takashi Takano said on his blog post Saturday the questioning continued through weekends, Thanksgiving...

Japanese Justice Minister Masako Mori speaks about Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn during a press conference at her ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Mori is denouncing Ghosn's criticism of the nation's criminal justice system. Mori said she wanted to prevent his spreading an

Ghosn's lawyer slams minister's gaffe on proving innocence

Jan. 10, 2020 4:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former chairman who skipped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon, on Friday slammed a gaffe by the Japanese justice minister who said that Ghosn should “prove" his innocence. Francois Zimeray said in a statement addressed to Justice Minister Masako Mori...

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese justice

Jan. 9, 2020 6:10 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Though former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is unlikely to stand trial in a real court, he has made himself a key witness in putting Japan's justice system on trial. In his first public appearance after fleeing to Lebanon, Ghosn lambasted what he called unfair detention and bail conditions,...

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

Jan. 8, 2020 10:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan , saying Wednesday he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial. Ghosn spoke to a room packed with journalists for...

Tokyo prosecutors enter a building where the office of Junichiro Hironaka, a Japanese lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is located, in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Prosecutors raided Hironaka's office where Ghosn had visited regularly before skipping bail last week and fleeing to Lebanon. Ghosn was under strict bail conditions while preparing for his trial on financial misconduct allegations. But he had been allowed to use a computer at his lawyer's office under those conditions.  (Kyodo News via AP)

Prosecutors raid lawyer's office where Ghosn worked on case

Jan. 7, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday raided a Japanese lawyer's office where former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn had visited regularly before skipping bail last week and fleeing to Lebanon. Japanese news footage showed prosecutors marching into Junichiro Hironaka's office in Tokyo, where a woman...

In this Nov. 24, 2019, photo, a saleswoman talks about a Tesla Model 3 car at a Tesla showroom in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. (Chinatopix via AP)

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Jan. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. Musk presided at a ceremony where a half-dozen buyers wearing red Tesla T shirts...